Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Clue 1 is tomorrow!
The colors came out awful. The top right is a bit purplier (without being purple) The bottom right is a deep dark blackberry purple. The center bottom is more of a golden/camel tan, the top center is a dark chocolate. The bottom is more of a darker sage, and the top left is a much lighter shade of the same green. Hopefully as the project progresses I will get some daytime pictures. I still need to make sure I have the right needles (don't know why I didn't check that before... aw geez, may have to hit an LYS... geez...)
This is another she-knits KAL for Kimmy, a slip stitch color work messenger shaped bag. I love Sharon Dreiffus's bags ( I usually don't do mystery KAL because it can turn out to be a lot of work for a disappointing finished object. But Sharon hasn't let me down yet!) It is supposed to be all bulky weight yarn, which will be felted when done. I didn't want to spend the $65 on Sharon's kit this time ( all the dorm shopping has made a dent in my wallet) so I went with knit picks instead. I couldn't get the light green or purple I want in their bulky, but I have in previous felted projects, mixed 2 strands of their worsted with their bulky and it felted to an even fabric, so I went that route.
She has another simultaneous KAL going on for Sammy, a bag with I think it sounds like organizer pockets. I bought both patterns together (cheaper that way) but, haven't bought yarn for Sammy yet. I want a variegated dark blue yarn. It uses 3 skeins variegated/heathered/nonsolid bulky yarn, 2 of a solid mathcing bulky and 1 of another solid. I want a REALLY deep blue bag. I am leaning toward Aruncania, but that seems like a waste to felt! I MAY do a swatch with some leftover Aruncania and some leftover knit picks bulky. and felt it. If it felts together well, I may get 3 skeins of A from Webs, and the other 3 from Knit picks.
Until tomorrow - Happy Knitting!